'Jack' supplants 'Buddy' as favorite horse name

Published on: Dec 19, 2012
SmartPak, a leading equestrian online and catalog retailer, is on a first-name basis with every one of the tens of thousands of horses using SmartPaks and each year compiles a list of America’s favorite horse names.

The top two names on last year’s list flip flopped this year with “Jack” replacing “Buddy” as the number one most popular. “Bella” moved up from number six to number three, dropping “Max” from three to four.

Two names not included in last year’s Top 10 moved on to the List this year as “Charlie” and “Annie” knocked “Blue” and “Teddy” off the list. “Rocky” and “Cody” remain perennial favorites with each making its eighth appearance on the list since 2001, the first year that supplements became available in daily dose SmartPaks.


SmartPak’s Top 10 Most Popular Horse Names for 2012 are:

1. Jack                       6. Charlie

2. Buddy                    7. Chance

3. Bella                      8. Cody

4. Max                       9. Annie

5. Rocky                    10. Beau


“We custom pack every SmartPak with your horse's name printed on top,” said Colby C. Balazs, SmartPak Vice President, Marketing. “We do this because we’re riders too and we want to help make sure your horse gets fed right every time. We also love thinking about the horses whose names are on each SmartPak. What are their favorite things? Do they love peppermints, trail rides, galloping cross-country, hunter derbies, reining spins or doing a piaffe down the centerline? Your horse is a member of our family and we want to help you take the best possible care of him or her – that is what inspires everything we do.”